Easy Care Guide: How to Clean a Stanley Cup to Avoid Mold?

by Stephanie Yankova
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If you don’t have a Stanley cup yet – congratulations – you’re one of the few who haven’t been influenced by the TikTok furor they caused over the last couple of months. Why? Well, apart from being aesthetically appealing, they’re actually a really high-quality item… although the great marketing didn’t hurt, either. Once you’ve obtained your new favorite premium liquid holder, the next logical thought would be how to maintain it. We’ll tell you how to clean a Stanley cup properly so it can last longer and make the hard-earned money you spent on it worth it! 

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Care Guide: How to Clean a Stanley Cup?

As sturdy as the Stanley cup may be, it’s certainly not invincible to bacteria and mold. That being said, to ensure that your cup is not only clean but also in good condition, there are certain things you need to be more meticulous about. Here’s how to give your jug the right kind of TLC.

The products you’re going to need are:

  • gentle dish soap
  • microfiber cloth
  • brush for bottles
  • a smaller brush for the straw

Start by dismantling your tumbler – remove the straw and the lid. The body of the cup is dishwasher safe, so you can just pop it in there if you don’t feel like washing it by hand. However, if you want to be more thorough, follow the steps below:

  • Pour 2–3 drops of dish soap into the cup.
  • Fill half of it with hot water.
  • Use the bottle brush to clean the inside of the cup thoroughly.
  • Leave the cup aside and let the soapy water sit in it for 10–15 minutes.
  • Rinse the cup with hot water and let it air dry.

Read also: How to Remove Tea Stains from Cups? Here Are 10 Easy Tips!

How to Clean a Stanley Cup Lid?

The lid may seem like the trickiest piece to clean because of its many ridges. Begin by filling a bowl with hot water. Add 2 drops of dish soap and mix it into the water until you get a homogenous soapy liquid. Place the lid in the water and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then, take the microfiber cloth and clean the creases of the lid with it. Rinse it under running warm water and let it air dry.

How to Clean Your Stanley Cup Straw?

Start washing your straw from the outside using a microfiber cloth dipped in soapy water. Then, take the straw brush, dip it in the same mixture, and clean the inside. Rinse it under running warm water and let it dry with the rest of the parts of the cup.

How Often Should I Wash my Stanley Tumbler?

It’s best to wash your Stanley Tumbler every day or every other day. This will ensure that there is no unwanted mildew buildup and prevent the formation of mold and bacteria.

Read also: How to Clean Your Water Bottle Depending on Its Material? How Often to Disinfect It Inside?

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